Gesick Joins AXIS As Group Chief Actuary

October 3, 2012

Eric Gesick has joined Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited in the new position of Group Chief Actuary. Mr. Gesick, who joins the Executive Committee of AXIS Capital in this new role, will lead the Company’s actuarial function and provide review and oversight for all pricing and reserving activities. He will report directly to AXIS Capital President and CEO Albert Benchimol and will be based in the Company’s Bermuda head office.

Prior to joining AXIS Capital, Mr. Gesick served as Chief Actuarial Officer for PartnerRe. Mr. Gesick has over 20 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry in the U.S., Bermuda and European markets including actuarial, underwriting and operational roles. Mr. Gesick is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a member of the Academy of Actuaries and holds a B.B.A. in Actuarial Science from the University of Wisconsin as well as a CFA designation.

Albert Benchimol, President and Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Capital, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Eric to our executive team. I know him to be an outstanding actuary and a talented business leader, and I look forward to his important contributions to AXIS Capital’s profitable growth.”

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